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Greetings, and welcome to Gary Skyner Dot Com.

My name is Gary Skyner and I have been a native English teacher for more than 15 years. If you want to learn more about me, click here. If it’s your first time on my website, continue reading this page.

I am sure you want to stop making mistakes and speak better English, in this case you’re in the right place.

I will do this by giving you very, very simple rules to remember, so that when you speak your head will not be full of complicated grammar rules and exceptions.

And, as a bonus, I will help you with the pronunciation of some useful vocabulary.

Speaking English

Speaking is about confidence, and the best way to stay confident is to do something again and again and again.

Think back to the first time you said something in English to someone you didn’t know. Before you spoke to them you were probably very nervous, but finally the words came out – hurrah! You did it. Afterwards you felt great. The second time was easier, and the third time even easier.

If you have big breaks between speaking you will lose the confidence that you can do it. After each break, it will be like doing it for the first time. So, to stop those breaks have short lessons, but often.

Short lessons, but often

I believe in keeping things short and simple. This makes it easier to remember the important points.

The lessons on this website are between four and seven minutes long.

Remember – short, but often.

Common mistakes in English

The best way to study the lessons is to:

  1. Choose a lesson
  2. Read the notes.
  3. If there is a video, watch it.
  4. If there is an exercise, do it.
  5. Next day do the first exercise again.
  6. If you get 100%, excellent, well done. If you didn’t, try again tomorrow. Don’t move to the next exercise or the next lesson until your score is 100%.
  7. Now either do exercise two. If there isn’t one, choose your next lesson.

If you try to do more than one lesson or one exercise per day you will not remember the important points from each lesson.

Remember – short, but often.

To help you, I have divided the lessons into different levels. Only do one of the lessons each day.

Intermediate students
Upper-intermediate students
Advanced student

Pronunciation help

I am a nice person, some people say a very nice person, so I will give you a little more help.
I have prepared a large library of vocabulary lessons which will also help with your pronunciation.
The best way to study the lessons is to:

  1. Choose a lesson.
  2. Watch the video and listen carefully to the pronunciation.
  3. Say what you hear.
  4. Watch the whole video.
  5. Read the words and definitions under the video. This will help clarify everything.
  6. Do the exercise.
  7. Next day do the exercise again.
  8. If you get 100%, excellent, well done. If you didn’t, try again tomorrow. Don’t move to the next lesson until your score is 100%.
  9. Next day, choose your next lesson.

To help you, I have divided the lessons into different levels. Each lesson takes about seven minutes to do. Only do one of the lessons each day.

Intermediate students
Upper-intermediate students
Advanced students

Online English lessons

Studying free material on the internet will help you, but if you want to improve your English you will need to find a real teacher.

Online lessons are the best way to learn English today, buy unfortunately, some students still don’t believe this. They believe that it is better to learn with face-to-face lessons in a traditional classroom. I have written a free guide to stop those doubts, and show you that online lessons are better than traditional classroom lessons.

  • This free guide will tell you:
  • The advantages of online lessons
  • How easy it is to learn English online
  • About some of the things we can do in online lessons
  • My teaching philosophy
  • A little bit about me
  • The free test lesson you can have

Download the free guide now

I won’t teach everything, because you don’t need everything.

I will help you with your speaking, listening and pronunciation, but I won’t teach you the phonemic alphabet or diphthongs, because you don’t need it. We will expand your vocabulary, but I won’t ask you to memorise lists of collocations that you will never remember and certainly never use.

Contact me

Finally, if you like learning English using videos you should subscribe to my YouTube channel. If you do I will send you a new video lesson every week.

I can also be found on LinkedIn, where I often take part in discussions about ESL teaching.

If you have any questions then please contact me. I would be delighted to help you speak better English.

Warm wishes
Gary Skyner

 

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